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WALKING SAFARI

6 DAYS LOITA HILLS TO NGURUMAN ESCAPMENTS(BEING A REAL MAASAI ):

DAY 1-Drive from Nairobi/nakuru via Narok to our Maji-Moto camp, nestled at
the northern foot of the Loita Hills. Maji-Moto means hot water in
Kiswahili and true enough a pure, steaming spring pours out of the rocks.
After watching the sunset from a hillside view-point you can bathe in the
natural hot water as people have done for thousands of years before you.
Around you are glassy volcanic flakes, used for making stone tools from
before the times of iron.
Next, an evening meal cooked on wood fires under the stars and a campfire
chat about the Maasai culture. You will then retire to your tent, protected
through the night by Maasai warriors.


DAY 2-After an early breakfast you walk with the Maasai to the top of the
Loita Hills for 4 - 5 hours, birdwatching, learning of healing herbs and
the history of hills. This is a very remote part of Maasailand, seen by
very few visitors. You will be introduced to the sounds, sights and smells
of the bush - each plant, or bird, or insect has a story to tell. These
will become familiar to you on future walks, and you'll feel a closeness to
the land that no tourist in a minibus will ever understand.
You will return to the camp for lunch, followed by warrior training. You
will see exhibitions and try your own hand at throwing spears and shooting
arrows, practicing battle by throwing natural sisal at other "warriors in
training", making red ochre for marking your skin with natural stones and
leaves. You will also see the traditional markings of leg and hand burning.
You may also have a chance to learn about making fire from rubbing a stick
and a wood, removing cow blood for drinking without killing, traditional
dancing, goat slaughter, and other traditional activities of the Maasai.
Next you will visit a Maasai boma or homestead to be introduced to the work
of the women and life of the children. There will be time for sitting in
the shade and making the famous coloured beadwork jewellery - necklaces,
earrings, bracelets - and if they don't come up to professional standards,
you can buy beautifully crafted jewellery from the women of the village as
souvenirs. You might also get a chance to try milking goats, fetching water
or firewood with the women and kids, or cooking chapattis on the always-lit
fire in the huts. The day ends with an evening meal and a chance to learn
Maasai songs round the camp fire.


DAY 3-MOTOROK CAMP-After an early breakfast in camp, your walk is escorted
by Maasai guides and porters who carry your luggage and basic camping
equipment. Your effort will be rewarded with views of the magnificent
landscape and the traditional Maasai people in the Loita Hill. Walking
today and on subsequent days along the Savannah grassland, you may see
zebra, gazelle, giraffe, gnu, wildebeest, hertbeest, baboons, many species
of birds, and more. Motorok means Egyptian goose, so you may also see the
Egyptian geese that live next to a salt lick spring. You will have lunch in
the wilderness, and overnight camping at Motorok.


DAY 4-OLTULELEI CAMP-Walking through Maasai land, we pass through the
Maasai town of Narosura, where we will stop to add to our supplies of food
and water. We will have lunch along the way and camp overnight at Oltulelei.


DAY 5-NCHORROI CAMP-Walking through thick forest and crossing rivers, we
enjoy the beauty of the landscape, seeing many birds along the way. We have
lunch enroute, and camp overnight at Nchorroi.


DAY 6-After rising early to see a beautiful sunrise over the Great Rift
Valley, we make a final steep descent to Nguruman village at bottom of
escarpment.We meet our vehicle to return to Nairobi/nakuru.Or if time
allows us we can have a night at nguruman village to relax with hot shower
and may be couple of bear to celebrate the long successful trek before
heading to nakuru the following day.


PRICES;
1 PERSON=570US$
2 PERSONS=540US$ PER PERSON
3 PERSONS=51OUS$ PER PERSON
4-6PERSONS=480US$ PER PERSON
7 PERSONS AND ABOVE=450US$ PER PERSON


The prices includes:
-transport cost
-Professional trekking guide
-a local guide(maasai guide)
-porters to carry your bags,food and camping gears
-a safari cook
-camping fee
-accommodations
-food during the trek
-entry fees where applicable
-camping facilities
Not included;
-tips
-mineral water
-extra activities eg maasai dance.  

 

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